Influence

Influence policy by providing a reliable source of investor opinion on governance and stewardship.

Connect

Connect peers at global events to enhance dialogue between companies and investors around long term value creation.

Inform

Inform dialogue through education to enhance the professionalism of governance and stewardship practices.

 

Welcome to the ICGN

Led by investors responsible for assets under management in excess of $US 34 trillion, ICGN is a leading authority on global standards of corporate governance and investor stewardship. We promote high standards of professional practice among companies and investors alike in their pursuit of long-term value creation contributing to sustainable economies world-wide communicated by the ICGN Global Governance Principles and Global Stewardship Principles.

Latest News

IOSCO Consultation Report on Good Practices for Audit Committees in Supporting Audit Quality

 ICGN is pleased that International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) is focused on the important role audit committees may play in audit quality.  Such focus, if properly applied, will improve audit quality for the benefit of investors and other stakeholders. But if the guidance fails to hit the proper topics at the correct level, it could do harm in some jurisdictions that have already progressed beyond the given guidance.

 

MSCI Consultation on the Treatment of Unequal Voting Structures in the MSCI Equity Indices.

Our response to this consultation on unequal voting shares builds from our 2017 submission to MCSI. ICGN is fundamentally opposed to dual class share structures and the separation of economic ownership and voting control. We believe these structures are fundamentally flawed and carry significant governance risks for minority shareholders by diluting minority shareholder protections, management entrenchment and limited accountability.